Introduction to Venetian Plaster

This course is by far our most popular course due to the range of products and finishes achieved in the 3 days. It represents a solid starting point for anyone looking to get a feel for these decorative plasters and start their career off in the industry, so if you’re unsure of what options are available for progress, know next to nothing about decorative plasters or just want to familarise yourself with loggia products (refresher course) this is the course for you.
Plasterers learning the art of polished plastering

Over the duration of three days here at our training studio in Southport you will get to experience first-hand a range of Venetian plaster products, both in the booths & on sample boards so you can take home some to show your prospective customers to help win you some work.

Following on from this course you’ll have all the foundational knowledge to practice your new found skills on walls, ceilings or more boards and be able to do so knowing which effects can be produced.

Should you wish to excel in a particular finish or style, we then have a more advanced ‘specialist’ variant available for you afterwards, which will delve deeper into the products specifically & giving you more supervised application time, giving you the valuable insights, guidance & teachings to help you become known as the go-to guy, or girl, for that particular range or design.

 

We’ll take you through all three of the Marmorino’s used, which are:

    • Fine grain; using our product Riflesso to produce a glossy high shine finish, also known as marble plaster or Venetian polished plaster
    • Medium grain; using our product Volare which we’ll be teaching you to produce a textured stone appearance
    • Coarse grain; using our product Infinito which can be used to create a wide array of textured finishes and can be used as a base to add other finishes to, creating some truly innovative & special surface designs such as – liquid metal, rust & the inclusion of metallic finishes.
    • You’ll get the chance to apply a metallic foil using our Chromofilm product, which comes in Bronze, Gold, Silver or Copper.

Alongside this you’ll be getting to grips with the metallic sand blast effect paint, Sharki, that gives a luxurious finish and comes in gold, silver or matte metallic bases with array of colours to choose from, this is used to great effect when producing bespoke designs.

The final finish in this repertoire is our patina rust effect, produced using our product kymera, achieving a completely bespoke detail every time so that no 2 walls are ever the same! Colours available are red, green & turquoise rusts.

 

All of the above products you will apply on the boards and take home to show perspective clients.

You will also be applying volare (the medium marmorino) in the custom built booths and will practise with corners, edges etc that you would on a really job application.

WHAT YOU GET ON THE COURSE?

  • You don’t need any tools as we supply everything you need  during the course.
  • You also get a 10% discount when purchasing tools on the day.
  • We supply lunch and refreshments on course days
  • You will be eligible for a 10% discount on products once you have completed a course (this is an ongoing discount)
  • Included on each course is a booklet with all information of what you have learnt, also included is a priceless and product information on all loggia products.
  • You take home all your boards to show potential customers